Environmental Protection

Certification Program Open to Tribal Drinking Water Operators

EPA is announcing a voluntary Tribal Drinking Water Operator Certification Program, effective Oct. 1. The program will enable qualified drinking water operators at public water systems in Indian country to be recognized as certified operators by EPA.

This program will provide the benefits of certification to both the public water system operators and the Tribal communities they serve.

Through the training required to receive and maintain certification, operators learn how to supply drinking water that meets national standards and gain understanding of the associated public health benefits. Certification designates the water system operator as a public health professional and demonstrates the operator has the skills, knowledge, education and experience necessary to deliver safe water, supporting consumer confidence.

To access more information about the program, visit www.epa.gov/safewater/tribal.html or call the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1.800.426.4791.

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